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Old 04-09-2009, 01:53 PM   #1
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PRS-505 hung on "Starting Up" screen

Urgh. I suspect I've managed to wound this thing irreparably.

1. Connect to Mac using Calibre
2. Calibre says your database is corrupt. Try unplugging and waiting. I do this
3. Calibre says, it's still corrupt. Find media.xml and delete it. I shut down Calibre, do this, then eject the device.
4. Machine hangs on USB connected screen. Power on/off does not work. Holding power button to righ for 1 min t does not work.
5. In the end, try a hard reset. Device resets/restarts. Hangs on "starting up" screen.
6. It's still there, a couple of hours later. On one hand, it may be trying to rebuild the database. But my suspicion is it's just hanging.

Any ideas, please?
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Old 04-09-2009, 03:21 PM   #2
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Check the battery's not flat.
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Old 04-09-2009, 03:31 PM   #3
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The battery's not flat, but has been draining recently (I should mention I have an 8GB Sony Duo card in it, but I think the drain would be due to PDFs more than anything). I should have a loan of a PSP supply in a couple of hours and will try that also.
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Old 04-09-2009, 05:18 PM   #4
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It's revived. The memory was pretty much full .... I think the reader was draining battery to service the database rebuild faster than it was reviving; maybe it also hits issues when the memory is full. I've moved a couple of books to the card as result. I assume it's now healthy. Phew. Need to fish my old PSP power supply out when I get home.
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